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message 1: by Sandra (last edited Mar 01, 2015 03:47PM) (new)

Sandra | 13 comments This year I'm hoping to read at least 100 books.

Some goals:

Read a few more classics on my to-read shelf (e.g. Emma)
Read all Shakespeares still on my to-read shelf
Finish Faulkner's Light in August and move on to other things
Finally tackle Finnegans Wake and Ulysses
Try to read a bit more fluff, because life is hard enough as it is :-D
Finish the A Song of Ice and Fire book series
Read as many books as I can on my "want-to-read-in-2015" shelf


message 3: by Sandra (last edited Mar 02, 2015 02:56PM) (new)

Sandra | 13 comments February

6) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins **** (405 pages)
7) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins *** (415 pages)
8) Venus in Fur by David Ives**** (84 pages)
9) The Gathering by Anne Enright ** (261 pages)
10) Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz ** (304 pages)
11) A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway*** (181 pages)
12) The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt ** (182 pages)
13) The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick **** (289 pages)
14) Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett ** (109 pages)
15) We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie **** (28 pages)


message 4: by Sandra (last edited Apr 06, 2015 11:50AM) (new)

Sandra | 13 comments March

16) The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway ** (251 pages)
17) The Cambridge Companion to American Fiction After 1945 by John N. Duvall **** (271 pages)
18) Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction by Kenneth Millard *** (192 pages)
19) Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry by Joseph Fruscione **** (304 pages)
20) The Seagull by Anton Chekhov **** (192 pages)
21) Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw **** (96 pages)
22) The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan *** (211 pages)
23) Dublin English: Evolution And Change by Raymond Hickey **** (280 pages)
24) Irish English: History and Present-Day Forms by Raymond Hickey **** (504 pages)
25) Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction by Senia Paseta ** (164 pages)
26) North by Seamus Heaney *** (68 pages)
27) Focus On Ireland by Jeffrey Kallen *** (278 pages)
28) Remapping Southern Literatureby Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr. *** (152 pages)
29) The Fourth Ghost: White Southern Writers and European Fascism, 1930-1950 by Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr. **** (410 pages)
30) Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction by Marc Mulholland ** (102 pages)
31) An Introduction to Irish English by Carolina P. Amador-Moreno **** (202 pages)
32) Every DayEvery Day by David Levithan * (322 pages
33) Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes ** (448 pages)
34) Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh **** (369 pages)
35) Our Town by Thornton Wilder **** (181 pages)


page count: 8713 pages/personal goal: 50000


message 5: by Sandra (last edited Mar 08, 2015 02:52PM) (new)

Sandra | 13 comments I'm also participating in the 2015 Randomiser Challenge :-)

325. Gjøre godt by Trude Marstein
607. København by Katrine Marie Guldager
1192. Paddington Abroad by Michael Bond
557. Konger og krige by Nikolaj Petersen
61. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
47. The Hamlet by William Faulkner
126. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding
645. Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English & American Literary Studies by Stephen Greenblatt
201. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
1163. The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz
90. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
460. Carson McCullers by Harold Bloom
1152. It's Up to Us!: Collected Works of Jura Soyfer by Jura Soyfer
875. The Depressed Person by David Foster Wallace
598. Ósjálfrátt by Auður Jónsdóttir
771. Narcissistic Narrative: The Metafictional Paradox by Linda Hutcheon
179. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
982. The Empathic Reader: A Study of the Narcissistic Character and the Drama of the Self by J. Brooks Bouson
176.Haablose Slaegter by Herman Bang
629.Birds of America by Lorrie Moore
421. Wittgenstein's Vienna by Allan Janik
1181. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
1156. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
140. Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann
358. The Cornish Trilogy by Robertson Davies
59. Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute
1004. The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses by Harry Blamires
724. Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Matthew J. Bruccoli
417. Vienna's Golden Autumn 1866-1938 by Hilde Spiel
708. A Garland for Girls by Louisa May Alcott
547. Dansk i nullerne by Jørn Lund
1158. Marble by Amalie Smith
878. Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair by Hilde Lindemann Nelson
667. Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty
190. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
586. The Psychopath: Emotion and the Brain by James Blair
302. En anden by Tom Kristensen
639. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
48. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
255. Poe & Fanny by John May
1057. Hvor lidt der skal til. En bog om Helle Helles forfatterskab. by Jørgen Aabenhus
222. The Emigrants by Vilhelm Moberg
155. Bly by Lars Saabye Christensen
596. Camillas lange netter by Mona Høvring
341. Hollywood by Gore Vidal
18. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw Read in March 2015
91. The Progress of Love by Alice Munro
485. Richard II by Nigel Saul
969. Against Interpretation and Other Essays by Susan Sontag
588. Bergeners by Tomas Espedal


message 6: by Sandra (last edited Mar 02, 2015 03:07PM) (new)

Sandra | 13 comments Vienna Literature Book Group

Book list:


Junot Díaz: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (tbr for April)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Americanah: A Novel
Joshua Ferris: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
M. R. Carey: The Girl with All the Gifts
Bret Anthony Johnston: Remember Me Like This
Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Andrew O'Hagan: The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his Friend Marilyn Monroe
Ruth Ozeki: A Tale for the Time Being
Salman Rushdie: The Enchantress of Florence
Patrick Ness: The Crane Wife
Lauren Groff: Arcadia
Eleanor Catton: The Rehearsal
Stevie Davies: Awakening
Carol Anshaw: Carry The One
Daniel Woodrell: The Maid's Version
A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven
Toni Morrison: Home
Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl (on my currently-reading shelf)
Aravind Adiga: The White Tiger
Elizabeth Strout: Olive Kitteridge
Ben Fountain: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
China Miéville: The City and the City
Patrick deWitt: The Sisters Brothers
Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White
Amy Waldman: The Submission
Miriam Toews: Irma Voth
David Nicholls: One Day read in 2011
Colum McCann: Let the Great World Spin
Michael Chabon: The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Andrew Miller: Pure
Jennifer Egan: A Visit from the Goon Squad
Emma Tennant: The Ballad of Sylvia and Ted
Stephen Kelman: Pigeon English
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto
Jane Gardam: Old Filth
Austin Wright: Tony & Susan
Dara Horn: The World To Come
Siri Hustvedt: The Summer Without Men (read in February 2015)
Åsne Seierstad: The Bookseller of Kabul
Kathryn Stockett: The Help(read in 2011)
Daniel Woodrell: Winter's Bone
Kei Miller: The Last Warner Woman
Sebastian Faulks: Birdsong
Ian McEwan: Solar
Tash Aw: Map of the Invisible World
Marilynne Robinson: Gilead
Caryl Phillips: Cambridge
Fay Weldon: The Stepmother's Diary
Nicholas Baker: A Box of Matches
Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife
Alan Bennett: The Uncommon Reader
Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials (read a long time ago)
Michel Faber: Under The Skin
John Burnside: The Devil's Footprints
David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas
Lloyd Jones: Mr Pip
Douglas Coupland: The Gum Thief
Graham Swift: The Light of Day
Gail Jones: Sorry
Iain Banks: The Crow Road
Anne Enright: Taking Pictures
J. M. Coetzee: Disgrace (read in 2014)
Jackie Kay: The Adoption Papers
Paul Auster: New York Trilogy
Martin Amis: House of Meetings
Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun
J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (read a few years ago)
Mordecai Richler: Barney's Version
David Lodge: Author, Author
Julian Barnes: Arthur & George
Vienna Lit (eds): Vienna Views
Marina Lewycka: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Carol Ann Duffy: The World's Wife
Zadie Smith: On Beauty
John Updike: Terrorist
Ali Smith: The Accidental
Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Nick Hornby: A Long Way Down
Lionel Shriver: We Need To Talk About Kevin (read)
Kate Fox: Watching the English
Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
Jonathan Safran Foer: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Purple Hibiscus
Ian McEwan: Saturday
Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair
Andrea Levy: Small Island

7/88


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Sandra | 13 comments Thanks Stephanie :-)


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message 11: by Sandra (last edited Jun 28, 2015 10:04AM) (new)

Sandra | 13 comments June

58) Masculinities in Theory: An Introduction by Todd W. Reeser (238 pages)
59) What It Means to Be a Man: Reflections on Puerto Rican Masculinity by Rafael L. Ramírez (139 pages)
60) The Companion to Latin American Studies by Philip Swanson (224 pages)
61) The Hispanic Condition: The Power of a People by Ilan Stavans (288 pages)
62) Life on the Hyphen: The Cuban-American Way by Gustavo Perez Firmat (240 pages)
63) From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity by Juan Flores (272 pages)
64) Identities on the Move: Transnational Processes in North America and the Carribean Basin by Liliana R. Goldín (289 pages)
65) Drown by Junot Díaz (208 pages)
66) How to Let Go of Your Mad Baggage by Lynne Namka (79 pages)
67) Himmlische Düfte by Susanne Fischer-Rizzi (240 pages)
68) Praxis Aromatherapie: Grundlagen, Steckbriefe, Indikationen by Monika Werner (344 pages)
69) Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy by Suzanne Cathy (312 pages)
70) 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols by Jeanne Rose (280 pages)
71) The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig (102 pages)
72) The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (304 pages)
73) Hombres Y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture by Alfredo Mirande (208 pages)
74) Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion and Resistance by Charles Ramirez Berg (314 pages)
75) Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces by Juana María Rodríguez (227 pages)
76) Das große Buch der Pflanzenwässer by Susanne Fischer-Rizzi (350 pages)

page count: 19898 pages/personal goal: 50000


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